Object #1016870 from MS-Papers-0032-0022

1 page written 11 Dec 1868 by Frederick John William Gascoigne in Poverty Bay to Poverty Bay

From: Superintendent, Hawkes Bay and Government Agent, East Coast - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0022 (82 digitised items). Comprises correspondence, memoranda and reports from December 1868, relating to the military campaign against Te Kooti.Includes letters from Maori such as Rapata Wahawaha regarding ammunitions

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COPY. Poverty Bay

December 11th. 1868.



Sir,

I have the honour to inform you that on the occasion of the last attack on the Hau Haus, I collected ammunition for Ropata's men, at Karete, but could not induce any of the Maoris to carry it to the front during the night. We started with it at daylight, but met Ropata and his men about two miles from the front, on their way back. Ropata's illness was the principal reason for their giving up the attempt to take the further side of the Enemy's pa. There was plenty of ammunition on the road up, at the time. It was within a few miles of us when started to return to Turanganui.


I have the honour to be Sir, Your most obedient servant (Signed)
J.W. Gascoigne.
Sub. Ins. A.C. To:- Major Westrupp Commanding Poverty Bay.

Part of:
Superintendent, Hawkes Bay and Government Agent, East Coast - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0022 (82 digitised items)
Series 7 Official papers, Reference Number Series 7 Official papers (3737 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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